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Topic # 99936 30-Mar-2012 10:58
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I picked one of these up today, and thought the price seemed quite low, so thought I'd share it.  It's online only offer incl free postage.

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/GM1002WEB/wdtv-live-streaming-media-player-online-exclusive 




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Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 602392 30-Mar-2012 11:06
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Once you've got it up and running, how about a review?

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  Reply # 602412 30-Mar-2012 11:45
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If only you could use it with quickflix.... :p

I'd be keen on a review as well.  Telling the brother in law to get one of these.





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  Reply # 602428 30-Mar-2012 12:01
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You can probably use netflix and hulu if you use some kind of vpn/dns redirection or spoofing service.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter




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  Reply # 602431 30-Mar-2012 12:10
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btw - I would of bought an appletv2, as it can run XBMC, however appletv2 can't stream movies via an external usb HDD, and I wanted that feature.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 602432 30-Mar-2012 12:12
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kiwijunglist: btw - I would of bought an appletv2, as it can run XBMC, however appletv2 can't stream movies via an external usb HDD, and I wanted that feature.


you cant get an atv2 any more a(unless 2nd hand) and theres no jailbreak for the atv3 yet. (I have one of each.  And tbh prefer plex.






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Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex


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  Reply # 602433 30-Mar-2012 12:18
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Ooopsy! Price error.

Now its 188



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  Reply # 602451 30-Mar-2012 12:54
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Oh glad i picked it up for $148 then.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter




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  Reply # 602578 30-Mar-2012 15:39
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It's now listed as

WDTV Live Streaming Media Player WDBGXT0000NBK - $188

and

WDTV Live Streaming Media Player - Online Exclusive - $188 (This was listed @ $148 earlier today)

...

Online exlcusive being the same model + price, so not sure what is going on!




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 602580 30-Mar-2012 15:41
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Subject should be amended I think.

It's a great unit with an interesting community and custom firmwares. I changed to a AC RYAN Box and wish I hadn't though both had their strengths and weaknesses.



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  Reply # 602592 30-Mar-2012 15:59
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this is just a backup to tide me over as my htpc died (i think the mobo or cpu died, so i'm gonna rebuild it in a nicer case, with either support for lots of HDD or maybe a thin ssd silent client + server configuration).




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 602605 30-Mar-2012 16:21
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I had the older version of these, and fast forwarding and rewinding jumped all over the place in the video file, so I returned it. Instead got a tivo for a few dollars more, and more than happy with that. Granted they are different types of devices. I think an apple tv is better value too.

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  Reply # 602607 30-Mar-2012 16:25
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I have one of these & I love it. I wouldn't recommend using it as a NAS because it's pretty slow though for playing videos on your tv (via usb or network) it's awesome - plays 1080p flawlessly & I can control it with my iphone.

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Reply # 602610 30-Mar-2012 16:30
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With all of the negative feedback regarding DSE's online store, and given that they can't even get the pricing correct, I think its time they looked for new staff to run their online operation!

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  Reply # 602735 30-Mar-2012 21:22
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It was a one day special.




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  Reply # 602763 30-Mar-2012 22:30
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Damm, missed it. I have one these streaming 720p and 1080p contents off my media centre via wireless, even support bluray ISOs. Works flawlessly and the interface is user friendly and responsive.

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